|Active Ingredients per Soft Chew:
|Green Lipped Mussel
|Glucosamine HCI (Shellfish)
|Chondroitin Sulfate (Bovine)
Oat Flour, Water, Caster Sugar, Glycerine, Sea Salt, Gelatine, Acetic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Chicken Hydrolysate, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxide.
For best results, give your dog Glyde every day.
Safe use in pregnant dogs or dog intended for breeding has not been proven. If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Administer during or after feeding to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
Store at room temperature with lid tightly closed.
What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?
Osteoarthritis, OA for short, is a joint disease that affects people as well as dogs. OA can be as painful for our dogs as it is for us. In healthy joints, a slippery tissue called cartilage cushions the ends of the bones in the joints. With OA, cartialge breaks down, causing pain and swelling. As OA gets worse, bone spurs can form, causing more pain and joint damage. When this happens, your dog may become less active or show signs of stiffness when getting up. However, OA can be difficult to recognize and your dog may not show any signs of OA. That's why it's important to talk to your veterinarian today about keeping your dog active and youthful. The earlier you start, the better change you have of bringing out the puppy inside him.
OA Risk Factors
There 4 main risk factors to conside.
- Age: Some dogs show signs as early as the age of one year. Most dogs will show signs of OA as they get older -- 80% by age 8.
- Breed: Certain large breeds like Labs, Retrieversm and Shepherds are more likely develop OA at a young age. However, small to medium-sized dogs can have OA too.
- Join issues: Hip dysplasia, knee problems, a ligament injury, and joint surgery can put your dog at risk for OA.
- Weight: It's important to know the optimal weight for your dog's breed. Try keep him close to that weight to minimize stress on his joints.